sticking compression release?

4 replies to this topic
  • mycr500

Posted April 28, 2003 - 04:47 PM


Has anyone had the compression release stick open, eg the bike appears to have no compression when starting? Mine seems to do this if it dies at a very slow idle.

  • crashtestdummy

Posted April 29, 2003 - 01:27 AM


Yes i have, only a couple of times though. scared the heck out of mee the first time. dont know what causes this to happen though :)

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  • daytripper63

Posted April 29, 2003 - 05:46 AM


Do the 450 cam change and get rid of the comp. release

You wont be dissapointed!!!

  • WR_Jason

Posted April 29, 2003 - 08:37 AM


I have noticed that if you flood the bike the gas can wash out the rings, you have to kick it with the throttle full open with the hot start pulled a few times to get compression back.

  • mycr500

Posted April 29, 2003 - 03:37 PM


Well, it sure scared the crap out of me. I was having problems setting the idle, the pipe was red hot, and the bike died and boiled over. When I tried to start it later, I figured it was a goner when the kick starter just kept going down.


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